Alternative distributions

Alternative distribution
Golden Ger International Film Festival

Since 2013

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

When: June

Organizer: Mongolian Film Institute

Programs: Short competition

  • Non-competition short
  • Master class
  • Panel Discussion
  • Short Screening
  • Feature Screening

Mongolia’s most prestigious film festival which has a short film competition section

The festival provides a platform for aspiring young filmmakers to challenge themselves and showcase their burgeoning talents to a growing audience of movie-lovers. Ultimately, the film festival aims to establish a creative filmmaking scene in Mongolia.

This is the only film festival to host a competition for short films in this scope in Mongolia. We also screen feature films by invitation, hold master classes, host discussions and organize networking events during the film festival.

SInce its first edition 2013, more than 2,500 international and Mongolian short films from more than 65 countries were registered, of which more than 260 were selected in the competition and 55 won prizes at our film festival.

Alternative distribution
Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival

Since 2013

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Organizer: City Governor’s Office

Capital City Department of Culture and Arts

Arts Council of Mongolia

When: October


  • Opening film
  • Focus country showcase
  • International film screenings
  • Mongolian film competition 
  • UB Lab-training for film directors and producers
  • UBIFF Film Forum
  • New Horizon

The Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) has been held since 2013 to introduce Mongolian film audiences to a World Class A Film Festival, arthouse and independent films. Between 2013 and 2020 146 high quality art house and independent films were screened to about 33,000 filmgoers. More than 1,260 Mongolian filmmakers were involved in film forums and training during the festival period.